Chinese robot cars set the record for longest driverless distance


With an average of just 0.71 human driver interventions per 100 km, a Chinese start-up has used a fleet of cars to autonomously cover a 3,670-kilometer route from Guangzhou to Beijing in one week. — XPeng/dpa

Tesla competitor XPeng has completed a record-breaking road trip along China's east coast with its autonomous cars in a bid to show how robot systems perform in the real world.

The Chinese start-up used a fleet of its electric P7 models to cover the 3,670-kilometer route from Guangzhou to Beijing in one week. The cars visited 10 cities in six provinces.

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